Here are some useful tools, websites and information to help you in the delivery of meetings which have a positive environmental and social impact.
How to make your event more sustainable - Manchester Convention Bureau
Your guide to planning a sustainable event - VisitBritain's guide provides a general narrative to support the organisation of a sustainable event.
VisitBritain Event Sustainability Checklist - VisitBritain's useful checklist for event sustainability
10 ways to be greener when attending an event in Manchester - Manchester Convention Bureau
How to be a responsible delegate - A guide from VisitBritain in partnership with isla.
10 ways to reduce your event’s carbon footprint is a wonderful resource from Positive Impact Events.
PCMA’s Sustainability Archives contain a wealth of articles related to green meetings (PCMA – the Professional Convention Management Association)
TfGM's Travel Planner allows delegates to plan their journey by public transport
The Carbon Literacy Project offers everyone a day’s worth of Carbon Literacy learning, covering – climate change, carbon footprints, how you can do your bit, and why it’s relevant to you and your audience.
A beginner’s guide to carbon footprinting - Business Growth Hub
A beginner’s guide to carbon offsetting - Business Growth Hub
The SME Climate Hub has tools and resources to to support small businesses in reducing their carbon emissions
WWF Environmental Footprint Calculator (Individual)
Carbon Disclosure Project - Measure and report your Co2 (Business)
CarbonFootprint.com contains a wealth of information including carbon calculators and offsetting.
CarbonClick empowers businesses and their customers to tackle climate change by making carbon offsets simple, trustworthy and cost effective.
TUCO Greenhouse Gas Footprint Calculator allows event planners to calculate the greenhouse gas footprint of conference menu options.
ethy is a free app that helps you shop with accredited ethical businesses and provides insights on your spending to keep you informed on important environmental & social issues
Net Zero best practice guide for venues - Net Zero Carbon Events
Greener Greater Manchester provides the latest news about Manchester’s journey to net zero.
Bee Net Zero is an exciting initiative which supports businesses to achieving their net zero goals. Here you can find 10 Key Steps to achieving net zero, as well as key actions you can take today to reduce your carbon footprint.
The Manchester Climate Change Partnership and Agency are responsible for overseeing and championing climate change action in the city.
PlasticFreeGM asks businesses, organisations and individuals to pledge to take action to reduce avoidable single use plastics across Greater Manchester
The Growth Company is an award-winning provider of environmental services designed to accelerate the net zero ambition. It converts environmental pressures into competitive advantages, to help businesses to achieve millions of pounds of savings, whilst driving business growth and innovation for firms that deliver sustainability products and services.
UN Sustainable Development Goals - The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests,.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.
Green Tourism promotes greener ways for businesses and organisations to operate, by offering our members advice on sustainability.
EventWell is the mental health and wellbeing voice of the events industry